You could succeed at many things. The world is wide open and full of opportunities. Choosing a major can be a challenge. Fortunately, you’re not alone. We’ll help you navigate through your many options.
In the Exploratory area of Exploratory Studies, you’ll go through the program with other students who are open to any major. Along the way, advisors will help you figure out which path you feel drawn to.
Below, you’ll find the typical first-year courses taken by students in the Exploratory area of Exploratory Studies. Your courses may be slightly different, based on placement testing and courses you've already taken through dual enrollment or Advanced
** Courses are part of the required First Year Experience (FYE)
As an IUP student, you’ll need to take three classes to fulfill your social science requirements. Some may be required or strongly recommended by your major.
It’s wise to mark required or recommended courses
as your first choices for registration. If additional classes interest you, you can add them later as electives. It is not necessary to take a social science now, but, if you have room in your schedule, this is one area to consider. Note that
you may use a prefix (such as ANTH or GEOG) only once. Courses marked (GMA) also fulfill the Global and Multicultural Awareness requirement.
The required Natural Science Electives can be completed one of two ways. Either option usually begins with a laboratory course, but Option 2 may start with a non-laboratory course.
Listed below are some of the options for lab sciences you might want to consider. All of these courses are open to non-majors. A list of additional non-lab courses can be found in the undergraduate catalog under Graduation Requirements/Liberal Studies Requirements.
* Typically restricted to certain majors or minors; on limited
occasions others may receive special permission. CHEM113 requires that students
be able to enroll in a calculus course – students not meeting this requirement
should be advised to schedule CHEM111.